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Memphis Grizzlies vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Pick – Jan 22, 2024

The 2023-24 NBA season continues on Monday night as there are several matchups set to take place. The Memphis Grizzlies will be in Toronto for a matchup with the Raptors and both teams are looking for a win. 

Memphis comes into this game with an overall record of 15-27, and they have faced a ton of adversity this season. The Grizzlies have lost four of their last five games, and they are not playing their best basketball this season. 

The Toronto Raptors haven’t been much better than Memphis this season as they are just 16-27 on the year. Toronto has made a ton of trades in recent weeks, but they still have some talent on this roster. 

The Raptors are coming into this game as a 6.5-point betting favorite over the Grizzlies on Monday night. 

Grizzlies Struggling to Score

The Memphis Grizzlies have now lost Ja Morant for the entire season, and they are missing his scoring ability. Memphis is scoring just 107.8 points per game this season, and that’s just not good enough to get the job done. 

Desmond Bane is having a huge season for the Grizzlies as he is leading the way with over 24 points per game. Memphis will need to shoot the ball well in this game to keep things close, but that’s not something that they do well. 

The Grizzlies are always a team that wants to play great defense, but that’s not enough to win NBA games on a nightly basis. Memphis has been struggling of late on both ends of the floor, and life on the road won’t be kind. 

Raptors Have to Defend

The Toronto Raptors are going to have to start getting stops on defense if they want to get their season back on track. Toronto just gave up 126 points in their most recent game, and they have had a rough few weeks on defense. 

Pascal Siakam is no longer on the roster for Toronto, and that will put some pressure on other players to step up. Scottie Barnes is scoring over 20 points per game this season, and he will have to set the tone on offense. 

Toronto has shown the ability to pick up some big wins along the way, but they just haven’t been consistent enough. The Raptors should benefit from playing at home, but it’s still going to take a big performance. 

Toronto Takes Care of Business

The Memphis Grizzlies just don’t have a ton of talent left on this roster as they have been hit hard by injuries this season. Memphis has not been a good offensive team of late, and that has hurt their defensive intensity as well. 

Toronto is trying to implement a bunch of new players on offense, and it has been a rough process up to this point. The Raptors should start to look more comfortable as the season moves along, and they will have a big game in this one.

Bet the Toronto Raptors to win and cover the 6.5-point betting spread in this matchup on Monday night. 

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